Height Is Not Genetic

historical-median-male-heightHeight is a confusing trait genetically. … The study identifies three or four regions in our DNA that may be important for height. But it doesn’t find any specific gene or DNA change responsible for men being taller than women. Or any gene to explain why height can run in families.

Let’s take a quick second and explore some strange facts about height.

What if any conclusions can we draw from these? 

  • Height is not entirely genetic.
  • The same mechanism that ages the body also shrinks your height.
  • This mechanism also shrinks you throughout the day.

The only difference between you growing an inch and six inches is time. But time doesn’t exist in the brain. It exists on your body. So the longer your perception of time during these growth periods [the happier you are] the taller you will be.

That’s absurd.

So we control the time. We control the rate of growth. Your final height at least in part depends on how peaceful you are during your growth spurts.

Sources:

  1. https://uamshealth.com/healthlibrary2/medicalmyths/dopeopleshrinkastheyage/
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